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Old 12 January 2010, 11:04   #1
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Need a free email prog for Win7

We've just ended up with a new pc that has Windows 7 on it. I'm just about getting to grips with finding where they've hidden all the settings and control panels, and now find that Outlook 2k won't work on it. Does anyone know of a reasonable freebie that works similarly to MS Outlook (so it's easy to learn)?
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Old 12 January 2010, 11:15   #2
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I've just got windows 7 myself. Try thunderbird from the firefox team. It's a good little program. If your running a 64bit system like me you may have to have a few goes at installing it.
http://en-gb.www.mozillamessaging.co...B/thunderbird/
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We've just ended up with a new pc that has Windows 7 on it.
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Macs are for girls (and arty types). I'll have a good manly pc over a mac anyday.
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Macs are for girls (and arty types). I'll have a good manly pc over a mac anyday.
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Not sure I see myself as either of those caricatures. Which 'camp' are you claiming to be in?

Anyway, technology's only a problem if you can't understand it. Macs were made for people who can't read an instruction manual or help file. There is something satisfying about succeeding with an esoteric system.
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Anyway, technology's only a problem if you can't understand it. Macs were made for people who can't read an instruction manual or help file. There is something satisfying about succeeding with an esoteric system.
My job to get me through college was installing PCs and networks for companies like Arthur Anderson, so I have an idea about the satisfaction of which you speak. This was before Windows 95 was even a twinkle in Bill Gates' eye.

My first experience of a Mac was when the father in law bought one of those bright orange all in ones, what a gimmick I thought, not even a proper computer. It took me a few years until I converted fully and as you can see, I can evangelise as much as the next trendy/girly/arty Apple Fan.

The two characters are from a very old magazine by the way, I believe it inspired the very successful comedy duo TV ads of the naughties.

Perhaps the best illustration of Mac versus PC is the old email that points out amusing little quirks that a car might have if it were made by Microsoft, like pressing Start to stop it.
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Not sure I see myself as either of those caricatures. Which 'camp' are you claiming to be in?

Anyway, technology's only a problem if you can't understand it. Macs were made for people who can't read an instruction manual or help file. There is something satisfying about succeeding with an esoteric system.
Ohhhh don't dis the Mac's !! Have used them for photo and video editing and there is no competition from a windows based PC.
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